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Euro 2018: Contracts to be agreed this week

Contracts worth more than £6million will be agreed this week for equipment needed for the European Championships 2018, being held in the city next year.

The event – the first of its kind - will be staged over 11 days in August, bringing together the existing European Championships of six top sports, as well as a new European Golf Championship.

Glasgow will host the aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, golf, rowing and triathlon - with Berlin hosting the athletics.

City councillors will be asked to approve a £5.6m contract for the hire of tents, cabins, sea containers, temporary seating, scaffolding, stages, exhibition equipment, fences, trackway, portable chemical toilets, lighting and flagpoles.

Councillors will also be asked to agree a contract for more than £534,000 to provide casual uniforms for around 5000 volunteers, 1000 paid staff and 200 technical officials.

Organisers say the European Championships will take Scotland's sporting reputation to the next level with a potential TV audience of more than one billion people across Europe.

Around 3000 athletes will travel to Scotland for the championships as part of a total delegation of around 8500 including officials, media and others.

The Scottish Government is providing 70% of the funding for the Games, and Glasgow City Council the remainder.

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